Survey Information


The survey is being undertaken to supplement more in-depth interview data that we will be receiving from the first part of this study. The information should be more generalizable and this will allow us to receive information about a larger number of individuals in the field.

Additional Info:

  • This part of the study will be an online survey through The survey link will be sent out via email to potential participants by our partners with the Directors Guild of Canada and the Producers Roundtable of Ontario.
  • The survey will take approximately 30 minutes to complete and will ask questions about the demographic information of participants, as well as their views on the Ontario feature film industry.
  • Through this survey, we will be aiming to collect aggregate information about directors, writers, producers, and other film professionals.  The survey will look at their backgrounds and feelings about the industry in Ontario.
  • The survey is completely anonymous.

The survey is now closed. A full report will be made available in early 2017.

You are being asked to voluntarily complete this online survey. It involves questions about your career and the feature film industry and should take about 30 minutes to complete.

There is no direct benefit to you for taking part in this study. It is hoped that the research will help to illustrate the current state of the Ontario film industry and its strengths and weaknesses. You are free to decline to answer any questions you do not wish to answer, or stop participating at any time by closing your browser. If you close your browser before getting to the end of the survey and do not confirm your consent to participate, the information collected up to that point will not be used.

The survey is anonymous and as such will not be collecting information that will easily identify you, like your name or other unique identifiers. Although your Internet Protocol (IP) address can be tracked through the survey platform, the researcher/s will not be collecting this information. Your IP address may be observed only to ensure that one individual is not completing the survey multiple times.

This survey uses Survey Monkey which is a United States of American (USA) company. Consequently, USA authorities under the provisions of the Patriot Act may access the survey data. If you would rather participate with an email or paper-based survey please contact the researchers. Please note: Email or paper-based surveys may allow your identity to be known to the researcher/s. If you select this option, your information will be kept confidential.

To further protect your information, data stored by the researcher will be password protected and/or encrypted. Only the researcher/s named in this study will have access to the data as collected. Any future publications will include collective information (i.e., aggregate data). Your individual responses (i.e. raw data) will not be shared with anyone outside of the research team. When the research is completed, the researcher/s will keep the data for up to 5 years after the study is over.